Nancy Jane Hendricks

Nancy Jane Hendricks (Stivers) was born July 16, 1931, in Spokane, WA. Her long vigilant fight with Alzheimer and breast cancer finally ended on December 25, 2011 as she joined God’s choir to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Nancy met Harry at a USO dance in Spokane while Harry was a Staff Sergeant serving in the Air Force and stationed at Geiger Field. They were married on March 16, 1952, while Harry was still in the Air Force and they were just 3 months away from celebrating their 60 wedding anniversary. Nancy was a member of the Navy WACS and the American Legion. She retired from the Boeing Company and volunteered her time at the Boeing Museum of Flight. She enjoyed taking pictures (lots of pictures!), crocheting and singing in her church choir but what brought her the most joy was her family!

Nancy is survived by her loving husband Harry, her children Christine (Tom) Bennett, Paul (Linda) Hendricks, Shari (Mike) Wallace, Kathy (Kent) Cook, her grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Tyler, Michelle, Brittany, Evan, John, Briana and her niece Penny (Glenn) Tyrrell. Nancy is pre-deceased by her brother the late Ron Stivers and nephew Michael Stivers.

The Hendricks family would like to extend our gratitude to George and Adina of Loving Care A.F.H. for their loving care of our mother.

Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association at or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness at

Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow at
Lakeridge Lutheran Church
7465 S. 112th St., Seattle, WA 98178

Nancy’s final resting place will be at Tahoma National Cemetery.

11 Responses to “Nancy Jane Hendricks”

  • Kristan Canterbury says:

    I was so sorry to read about your loss. I remember how nice it was to spend time with your family years ago.

  • Shari Wallace says:

    I love you mom and you will live in my heart forever!
    I will miss our bear hugs and how I could make you smile. Love and kisses to you! xxxxoooo

  • Bob Graham says:

    Hi Harry –
    Sorry to read about Nancy. She was a great lady and Mom. The Rogers High School trio are together again.
    Nancy, Carolyn & Paulene will always be dear to us –
    the lucky GI’s meeting their future wives at Shep’s
    USO in Spokane.
    My tel. is 360.437.0680 (Port Ludlow) – call me if I
    can be of any help.
    Your friend,
    Bob Graham

  • Arlin Gregerson Crane says:

    MY sincere sympathy to your entire family. Your mom was a wonderful woman and she was always kind to us as kids growing up. We had fun didn’t we? So many good memories because of her patience with all of us.
    She will always be remembered with love an honor.

    Arlin and Dean Crane

  • Vicky Rowland (McGowan) says:

    Dear Harry & Family,

    I was so sorry to hear about Nancy.I will always remember when growing up how sweet she was. When you moved out of our neighorhood and moved into you new house, I spent the night with Christine. Nancy introduced me to what I thought was the coolest thing on earth! That was the watermelon baller! We made watermelon balls and I ate them till I got sick.I also just now found out that Nancy was living at the same place where my dear friend’s husband lives. I wish I knew it, so I could have visited her too.Charlie Pasic is his name.Again, so sorry. You all take care and know that Nancy is now in a peaceful place with the Lord.

  • Susie King says:

    She is happy & no longer in pain. I’ll always remember the sound of her laugh. See y’all soon. Peace and Love, Susie

  • Penny (Stivers) Tyrrell says:

    Dear Family,
    I carry such wonderful memories of Aunt Nancy. She was patient, kind, gentle and most of all fun. She documented every family event with a variety of cameras. When Aunt Nancy hugged you, you knew you were loved. I picture her smiling down on all of you. I am so sorry for the loss of her.

    Take good care of yourselves.
    Love Penny and Glen

  • Jeralee Knittel says:

    Dear Shari, I share your loss, both our Mom’s are sharing their first Christmas in Heaven.


  • Barb Gregerson Guffey says:

    To Harry, Chris,Paul, Sherry and Kathy,
    I was very saddened to hear that Nancy had passed. I have thought of you and your family from time to time wondering how life has been. I will never forget the times growing up together and later in life as Nancy became such a wonderful friend of Mom’s Nancy will be truly missed. It brings peace to know she is in GOD’s care now. I will never forget her smile and gentle laugh. Your family is in our prayers. May GOD comfort and bless all of you.
    Barb and John Guffey

  • Christine Bennett says:

    Mom – My heart is heavy and the tears are many…I have missed your laugh, your smile and most of all the sound of your voice for many years…but you are whole now in God’s grace and I am relieved your suffering is done. Until we see each other again, you will live in my heart and memories forever as the wonderful mother you were, your loving daughter – Christine

  • Carol Thomson says:

    To the Hendricks Family,
    My condolences to you on your loss. I am the Volunteer Coordinator at the Museum of Flight and was informed by Cheryl Dart, Membership Manager, of Nancy’s passing. I did not have the honor of knowing Nancy when she was a volunteer with us. I do know that the museum volunteers are dedicated and caring. After reading the responses, Nancy fit that description.
    May the thought of knowing that friends share in your sadness be of comfort to you.

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